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Ringwood State Park, Ringwood

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Ringwood State Park is a 5000-acre state park in Passaic County in northeastern New Jersey, USA. The Park is located in the heart of the Ramapo Mountains in Ringwood. Its forests are part of the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.It contains the New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands, historic Ringwood Manor and Skylands Manor, and the Shepherd Lake Recreation Area. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.Skylands Manor, a forty-four-room English Jacobean mansion, was designed in the 1920s by John Russell Pope for Clarence McKensie Lewis, a wealthy stockbroker and civil engineer. The gardens were established by lawyer Francis Lynde Stetson, who owned Skylands from 1891 to 1922. The 96acre botanical garden contains a variety of plants, evergreens and deciduous trees and shrubs. The landscaping includes a crabapple vista, terraced gardens, perennial and annual gardens and woodland paths. The extensive gardens offer views of the Ramapo Mountains. Skylands Manor is open for tours one Sunday per month March through November.
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  • Beautiful state park, went to take pictures it is really beautiful! There is a visitors center for bathrooms. Looks to walk thru, beautiful flowers, a nice place tucked away! 
  • The manor was really beautiful. Nicer the expected when I saw the outside of the home. The area around is breathtaking! Stunning grounds. A very calm place to spend a nice day 
  • Visited the park for my first hike which began and end near the manor. The trails we took were considered moderate, which weren't as taxing as I would have expected. There weren't a lot of bugs, but t...  read more »
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